Guest Bedroom Inspiration {20 Amazing Twin Bed Rooms}

*UPDATE: I finished my guest room makeover!  You can see how it turned out {here}.


I’m still in the process of figuring out what I want to do with our guest bedroom.  That poor room has had so many uses over the years but it’s never been “decorated.”  For a while, it housed our old queen bed, but the bed took up most of the room and it was difficult to walk around.  We then traded our queen bed with our neighbor in exchange for their daybed with trundle (can you imagine what the other neighbors must have thought when they saw us carrying beds back and forth across the street?!).  I thought for a while that I’d use it as a playroom for the kids, but quickly changed my mind once I discovered that they were in there so much, I never saw them!  We considered making it an office, considered making it a hobby room, but ultimately, decided that a guest room was the most practical for our needs.

I know that I want the room to feel very classic and “grown up” with just a touch of a European feel.  Knowing that we’ll be using twin beds, I’ve been browsing Pinterest for inspiration.  Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite photos with you in case they inspire you, too!






















My “to do” list for our guest room is quite long….I still need to paint, add crown molding, find and hang curtains, have an overhead light installed, and accessorize!  I’m trying to do this room on a budget so it’s taking me a while to find pieces I love that won’t break the bank.  My newly painted headboards and secretary should be ready soon, though!


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10 comments on Guest Bedroom Inspiration {20 Amazing Twin Bed Rooms}

  1. Garden, Home and Party
    October 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM (4 years ago)

    I’ve only recently discovered your blog and I am enjoying your posts. It’s nice to meet you.

    • Tidbits&Twine
      October 30, 2013 at 2:46 PM (4 years ago)

      Hi Karen – Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment; I really appreciate it!!

  2. Jean
    October 31, 2013 at 8:41 AM (4 years ago)

    Just found you on Pinterest! Love your style and tips.
    My new favorite!!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      October 31, 2013 at 5:17 PM (4 years ago)

      Jean – Thank you so much for your kind comments!

  3. Aubrey Madrona
    November 19, 2013 at 10:38 PM (4 years ago)

    I’m considering twin beds upon updating our guest room. Instead of the queen we presently have and would like pros and cons of this.
    Queen bed size is 66×80. XL twin is 39×80 and we have the room for two twin beds. Our guests consist of father/son, mother/daughter visits, two girlfriends visiting and married couples while they don’t have relationship problems, do have sleep issues. Crazy leg syndrome, thrashing, sleep arena etc. Also have married couples without any issues but normally sleep on king beds at home.
    Would twin beds be a complete turn off if you were a guest?
    Our design style is contemporary so they would not look juvenile or dorm roomish. This room is not needed for any other purpose besides guests.

    • Tidbits&Twine
      November 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM (4 years ago)

      Hi Aubrey – I might be a little biased on this subject because about a year ago, we got rid of our queen bed in the guest room in favor of two twin beds. I made this decision based on two factors: 1) The room feels bigger and more spacious with the two twin beds because the queen took up the majority of the room, leaving only a narrow walkway on each side. With the twin beds, I was also able to add a small desk to the room for guests to use. 2) I felt that having twin beds gave me greater flexibility in terms of who could use the room.

      Personally, I feel that if your room is welcoming and the beds are comfortable, guests will be happy with their accommodations regardless of the size bed. This of course varies person to person and also depending on the length of stay, but in general, I think most people are grateful for a space that allows for privacy and comfort. That’s my opinion… :)

      I’m in the process of updating my guest bedroom now and will be sharing progress later this week. Please let me know what you end up doing!

    • Lauren
      January 21, 2015 at 2:52 PM (3 years ago)

      Hello! Mother kept extra king sheets and pushed the two twin beds together when a couple was visiting. Then separated them when needed! Win win i think!

      • Tidbits&Twine
        January 22, 2015 at 6:44 AM (3 years ago)

        Lauren – What a great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Aubrey Madrona
    November 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM (4 years ago)

    Btw, I pinned your post! Nice photographs you have :)

    • Tidbits&Twine
      November 20, 2013 at 12:57 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Aubrey! I found all of the photos on Pinterest and you should be able to click the source links if you want to see their original posting.


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